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Protocol Recalls 78,000 Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys

Protocol has recalled about 78,000 remote-controlled helicopter toys. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopter can overheat and result in the helicopter's body melting, as well as a risk of fire or burns.

Protocol remote-controlled mini helicopter toys have a model number starting with 1442. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 7 inches long. "Protocol" is printed on the tail and on the side of the helicopter. "1442-X" can be found on the packaging. The remote-control component measures 5 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. The toys were made in China and sold at retail stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $50.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact the firm for information on how to receive a replacement helicopter. For additional information, contact Protocol at (800) 261-1193 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the company's Web site at

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